DANVILLE, California (Isabelle Zehnder reporting) — Police and volunteers are searching for a 15-year-old Danville girl who was last seen early Monday who police say is at-risk.
According to a news release Danville Police and the Contra Costa Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue Team began searching for 15-year-old Allison “Alliy” Bayliss late Monday. Allison was reported missing by her parents.
Danville Police Chief Steve Simpkins said Alliy was last seen shortly after 8 a.m. leaving San Ramon High School on her bike. She attends school there as a sophomore.
[UPDATE: It was reported that Alliy’s abandoned bike was found in San Francisco early Tuesday near Crissy Field. Her father, David Bayliss, said she’d left a note on her computer that led them to the waterfront. David and a friend had searched about two miles of the waterfront before finding Alliy’s purple and black Diamondback mountain bike locked in a stand. A search using a tracking dog had begun of the park. David said he asked local law enforcement to bring all available resources to search for her, and that they were waiting for a helicopter and water support to look in the water. “Othere than that,” he said, “We are just hoping and praying that Allison is alive.”]
Alliy’s parents and police are asking for the community’s help to find her.
Facebook pages created in support of finding Alliy indicate she left suicide notes to friends and family.
Alliy is described as a white girl with blond hair, blue eyes, 5’8”weighing 130 pounds.
She was last seen wearing a red zippered hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans, and one green, one yellow flip-flop.
A missing person’s flier posted on one of the Facebook pages created to raise awareness that Alliy is missing and is at-risk, states that Alliy was also wearing grey mittens and had a blue backpack with her.
A missing person’s flier was created for distribution and asking anyone with information to call the SF Missing Person hotline at 510-558-5508.
Three Facebook pages were created since Monday evening:
The “Find Alliy Bayliss” Facebook page was created Friday evening to raise awareness that Alliy is missing and to let people know where to pick up missing persons fliers for distribution. By Tuesday morning nearly 7,000 people had marked the page.
Another Facebook page “Support Alliy Bayliss by wearing blue” was created late Monday that, by Tuesday morning, had 788 fans. The page calls for people to wear Alliy’s favorite color, blue.
The “Alliy Bayliss” page states people will wear blue ribbons around their wrists Tuesday and will continue searching for Alliy. They ask that people wishing to “give your love” do so on the “Alliy Bayliss” page rather than the “Finding Alliy Bayliss” page that they say is for new and useful information only.
The pages are calling for anyone who may have details about “where she might be, if she’s okay, etc.” to contact the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office or call 911.
According to the Facebook pages people wishing to help search for Alliy are asked to come to the Greenbrook Clubhouse where flyers will be available for distribution.
Jack Messerly, who created the “Find Alliy Bayliss” Facebook page, said they believe Alliy may have gone to San Francisco because police found prices for BART tickets and searches on flights. She has been placed on a no-fly list.
Anyone with any information on her whereabouts is asked to call 911.
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Sources: Facebook, Mercury News, KTVU, KATU